DuPont Launches New Electric and Autonomous Vehicles Initiative

The DowDuPont Specialty Products Division has launched a new initiative called Accelerating Hybrid-Electric Autonomous Driving (AHEAD), which will provide solutions for vehicle safety, performance, technology, and power. The initiative will focus on: lightweight solutions, battery pack components and assembly, thermal management/safety, electric motors, powertrain/chassis, electrical/electronic applications for improved automation including driver assists and self-driving capabilities, and support infrastructure such as plug-in and induction charging stations.

“Our AHEAD approach builds on recent successes, and by pairing our leading material position with our unmatched capabilities in electronics, we can extend our market leadership in the vehicle electrification and supporting infrastructure space,” said Randy Stone, Business President of DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers in a recent article from Delaware Business Now.

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, expanded to Newark, DE this past summer. Their expansion continues to grow their strong manufacturing presence in Greater Philadelphia. Next year, Specialty Products, a part of Wilmington, DE headquartered DowDuPont, will emerge as DuPont when the company is spun off.